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Police hunt for perpetrators of violence at Oshodi APC primaries where one died

The police say they are on the hunt for perpetrators of the violence at Shogunle during the All Progressives Congress’ (APC) primaries for councillors in Oshodi, Lagos State.

PREMIUM TIMES reported how the fracas, which occurred on May 29, led to the death of the Chairman of the Motorcycle Riders Union in Lagos State, Rasak Bello, popularly known as Hamburger.

The killing had caused fear and panic among residents of the area who feared there may be reprisal attacks by Hamburger’s supporters.

The police spokesperson, Olarinde Famous-Cole, said normalcy had since returned to the place and that investigation was on to arrest the perpetrators.

“Normalcy has returned to the place, no more violence, the place is now calm. We are working with those that have useful information on what led to the violence.

“Definitely, there will be eye witnesses, it is just that most of them don’t want to come out as they belong to same party.

“The police have commenced investigation to hunt down the perpetrators of the violence as the command will continue to maintain law and order in the state.

“One life was however lost while another person was injured,” Mr. Famous-Cole said.

 The News Agency of Nigeria reports that Hamburger had gone to observe the primaries at the venue for Ladipo Sogunle ward when he was attacked.

After the winner was declared, some hoodlums invaded the venue in a bus filled with guns and broken bottles.

They shot sporadically and went straight to where Hamburger and his friends were staying and shot into their midst.

Many other persons were injured following the violence which marred primaries at Ilupeju, Mushin, and Ogudu among other places.


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